Laura Senske

Laura Senske
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Laura lives in South Minneapolis with her husband, Trent, and their two beautiful girls, ages 1 and 3. She is loving raising her family in the city and thankful to live amidst such beautiful diversity of people. A few things Laura is passionate about include: the privilege of parenting her little ones; seeing people of diverse backgrounds united over a dinner table; Jesus and the church; deep conversation; lakes in the summertime; and family dance parties. You can follow her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/lmsenske/

Viewing My Day Through a Picture Frame

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When you stay at home with little children, life is a chaotic swirl of coffee, sibling squabbles, dirty dishes, smiles, diapers, and accidents. It’s wonderful and overwhelming and it speeds past you far faster...

Managing Tensions

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Here’s one thing I have learned about myself: I like to know what “the best thing” is. I want to know the best way to discipline, the best way to get my kids to...

Perspective from Generations Past

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A few years ago on Father's Day, we celebrated multiple fathers: my two grandpas, my own dad, and my husband (dad to our two little girls). Not a lot of people still have all...

Learning to Celebrate

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Are you good at celebrating? It may sound strange, but celebration doesn’t come naturally for me. I’m the kind of person that likes to stay in motion. Performance can drive me forward. If I meet...
The Worrier and Her Tactics | Twin Cities Moms Blog

The Worrier and Her Tactics

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Worry: the age-old friend that contributes to early wrinkles and daily frustration. Are there any other mamas out there that battle with worry on a daily basis? I tend to be a worrier by nature....

Managing Mama’s Emotions

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When you have children in your house, you have a lot of emotions in your house. Emotions can flare over the most mundane things (the wrong color cup) or the largest of things. Especially...

Surprised by Disobedience?

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Parenting comes with a lot of surprises. The baby showed up before his/her due date (or in my cases, long, long after). The toddler decided to create her art masterpiece on the white chair...

Eating Like the French

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Scene: Toddler looks at plate with vegetable on it, decides she doesn’t like it. Mom: “Delicious! It looks so delicious!” Toddler: “No.” Mom: “I want you to take a bite.” Toddler: “No.” Mom: “Did you know that you can...

Memories: Off My Phone and Into an Album

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A multitude of photos and videos of our children is one of the blessings of this new digital era. It also poses great organizational hurdles. I’m sure I’m not alone in my desire to...

When The Task List Overflows

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As a mom, there are many things to do on our minds. There are doctor appointments to schedule, dentist visits to maintain, car oil to be changed, and play dates to set up. There...

Escaping Versus Resting in our Break Times

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Motherhood is amazing, awesome, beautiful, and stupendous. It’s also a lot of really hard, constant work. There are the physical demands, especially with young children: carrying children everywhere, picking all the toys off the...

Steadfast in the Season

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In some ways, I’m an incredibly patient person. I get up night after night to feed my little one (even when most other babies her age have been sleeping through the night for what...

Time for Bed, Mama

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Ahhh, bedtime. That glorious slice of day when you realize that you’ve made it. Putting the kids to bed is like a quiet victory dance. You don’t want to let them in on the...

Ethical Consumerism & Products for Our Homes

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I love getting great deals when I’m shopping. I once took my husband garage sale shopping and found the cutest, brand name jean jacket for my toddler for pennies. I kept saying over and...